Five Golden Christmas Moments

Few things surpass the feeling of sitting in front of the TV during the holiday season. Here are some of our favorite Christmas TV moments. How much do you remember?

This Christmas Day episode of Only Fools and Horses, titled Heroes and Villains, saw Del Boy and Rodney invited to a fancy dress party. They arrived dressed as Batman and Robin. Only to find out that the host had passed away and that the intended shindig is now a wake. Classic.

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Who can forget the explosive moment when Dirty Den served Angie with divorce papers at the Queen Vic on Christmas Day? Brutal. The episode, starring Leslie Grantham and Anita Dobson as the warring couple, was watched by a record 30.1 million viewers.

Leslie Grantham and Anita Dobson as Dirty Den and Angie in EastEnders. Image: BBC


There have been many glorious Doctor Who Christmas episodes over the years, but rather we love the 2007 episode – Voyage of the Damned – which saw Kylie Minogue guest star as a waitress on a linked interstellar RMS Titanic. to a disaster. David Tennant played the Doctor.

HeraldScotland: David Tennant and Kylie Minogue on Doctor Who's Special Christmas Journey of the Damned.  Image: BBCDavid Tennant and Kylie Minogue in Doctor Who Christmas Special Voyage of the Damned. Image: BBC

SNOW BATH (1982)

Do you remember when there were only four TV channels? That was a big deal when the animated adaptation of the classic Raymond Briggs tale premiered on Channel 4 over Christmas (Boxing Day to be exact) almost 40 years ago.

HeraldScotland: The Snowman.  Image: Channel 4The Snowman. Image: Channel 4

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Trainspotting and Grey’s Anatomy star Kevin McKidd made his television debut as one of the panicked priests who found themselves trapped in the maze of “Ireland’s largest lingerie section” in this special Father Ted. Fun fact: The scene was shot at a Dunnes store in Ennis.

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